"On a list of Formula One’s most dominant cars, the MP4/4 sits at the top. After a disappointing season in 1987, McLaren recruited Team Lotus driver Ayrton Senna to join Frenchman Alain Prost in the team’s new car. The legendary drivers piloted the new MP4/4 lowline chassis, which was powered by a screaming Honda V6 turbo engine. The pair won McLaren a Constructors’ Championship by a margin of 134 points in 1988 and gave Senna and Prost a 1-2 finish in the F1 Driver’s Championship. The car won all but one of the 16 races that year, including ten 1-2 finishes. Senna edged out Prost in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, but even more significant was the margin of victory the MP4/4 delivered over its competitors, often lapping not only the back markers but the entire field. The MP4/4’s dominance created a turning point in F1 history – its forward-thinking, heavily-reclined driving position is still echoed in today’s race chassis and its indomitable V6 ended F1’s turbo era until its recent rebirth. In short, when you are driving the MP4/4 in Forza 6, you are driving an incomparable legend."—forzamotorsport.net
The 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4 - abbreviated as #12 McLaren MP4 - is a Formula One car by McLaren featured in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of the eBay Motors Car Pack, and as standard in Forza Motorsport 7.
The MP4/4 is one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season. Statistically, the car holds the record as the most dominant single season car with a winning percentage of 93.8%, while the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in 2016 came the closest to beating this record with 90.5% of races won (19/21).
The successor to the MP4/3 used in 1987, the McLaren MP4/4 was succeeded by the MP4/5 in 1989.
Requires the eBay Motors Car Pack
Purchase from the car dealer for 2,000,000 CR
Performance & Division
Top Speed: 206.2 mph (331.8 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.000 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 67.8 ft (20.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 147.7 ft (45 m)
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.92 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 3.23 g
- Despite being from the 1980s, the #12 McLaren MP4 appears in the Formula 90s division in Forza Motorsport 7.
- Description - https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fm6_november_ebay_motors_car_pack
- MP4/4 race history - http://www.mclaren.com/technologygroup/
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